[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Nass and Krebs families
gary at warnerengineering.com
Sat Jun 26 20:51:50 PDT 2010
In the St. Petersburg birth records, I only see one Nass born in
Sergenthal, and the mother does not appear to be a Krebs.
17 Aug 1878
1897596-1/1882 603 835
I do not see any Nass- Krebs connection in the St. Petersburg data.
On 6/25/2010 3:52 PM, Rose Ingram wrote:
> Your assumptions are correct. The Town is Gombin (German) Gabin (Polish). But it is not in Prussia, the country clerk probably misunderstood it for Russia, which is what a lot of people referred to in this area.
> Nonetheless, I have looked at the copy of the hand written indexes from Gabin church records. I see Adolf Hass born in 1874 with birth registered as #245 (which may be a December birth).
> I see Julius Hass born in 1876 birth registered as #101 (could be June).
> These records are on LDS film #1201378 which you obtain through a Family History Center.
> I hope this little bit helps you back track the Nass family in Poland.
> Rose Ingram
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Dana Fossum
> To: ger-poland-volhynia at eclipse.sggee.org
> Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2010 2:40 PM
> Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Nass and Krebs families
> Hello everyone,
> I have just joined SGGEE and want to say hello and express my thanks for
> this group. I am the granddaughter of Germans from Volhynia and have many
> questions I hope the members of this group can help me with for I am not
> sure of the facts of the oral history of my family that I grew up with. The
> object of my research is Nass and Krebs families, which are closely
> intertwined by the marriages of three siblings from each family to each
> other. My grandfather Julius Nass and his older brother Adolf were
> supposedly born near Warsaw in 1876 and 1875 although through some detective
> work I have reason to believe it was closer to Gombin (Gumbien?) in Prussia
> as the county clerk in Iowa who took their naturalization application
> recorded their birthplace as "Jomben". In around 1878 they moved to Volhynia
> where a third son was born in Segental. According to my father who passed
> away 20 years ago the Nasses and Krebs were member of the same (Evangelical
> Lutheran) "colony that took up a 99-year lease in the brushlands and had to
> built their own roads, churches, schools etc." My first question is whether
> this fits with the facts. If not, how were the settlements organized? Are
> there any books or articles describing the economy and activities of these
> Adolf served in six years in the military, including in Manchuria, where he
> met German-speaking American soldiers who told him he should come to Iowa.
> When he returned from the war, he did just that, emigrating to Whittemore,
> Iowa in 1906 to a German settlement there. He was 31 years old by then. With
> his brother gone, my grandfather Julius Nass "feared being recalled into the
> service. He had an honorable discharge but had not served long enough to get
> a pass to get out of Russia." Another relative has questioned whether my
> grandfather actually did military service as she claims only one son in each
> family had to serve. So my second question is is this true, did only one son
> have to serve?
> Whatever happened, my grandparents were not free to leave so in the spring
> of 1907 they and a group of other people hired an agent from Zhitomir to
> smuggle them out of the country. According to family legend, they walked
> overland, hiding in haystacks along the way to avoid detection. Eventually,
> they reached Antwerp, where they boarded a ship bound for Canada and then
> traveled by train to Iowa, joining Adolf in June of that year. On the
> practical side, however, I wonder how such a group which included very small
> children and my very pregnant grandmother could have hauled a rather large
> steamer trunk with them filled with their feather ticks and provisions and
> still avoid detection. (A cousin still has the trunk and a tick.) Do any
> other members of the group have similar escape stories? What would have been
> the most likely route out of that part of Volhynia near Nowograd-Wolynsk?
> I have found other members of these families who are listed in the EWZ files
> and hope to mine these files for further information. Are there any SGGEE
> members in the D.C. area who do this type of work and what do they typically
> Thank you,
> Dana Naas Fossum
> Ger-Poland-Volhynia Mailing List hosted by
> Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe http://www.sggee.org
> Mailing list info at http://www.sggee.org/listserv
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: Nass in Segenthal.JPG
Size: 19147 bytes
Desc: not available
More information about the Ger-Poland-Volhynia